Chalmers meets the on-field Reed

Just hours before Clemson held its annual spring game, Greenwood cornerback Kaleb Chalmers was offered by DB coach Mike Reed.

Now a rising junior, Chalmers visited Clemson for the Orange and White game. Earlier this month, he returned to campus for a day at the Dabo Swinney Football Camp.

"It went good. I learned a couple of techniques and a couple of drills that I can work on," Chalmers recently told CUTigers.

Chalmers got to know Reed and other Clemson coaches away from the field while he was in town for the game. His first on-field experience with Reed was just over a week ago.

"It was a good opportunity. He's a good coach," Chalmers said.

Trip No. 2 to Clemson went well, just like the first one.

"I liked working out in that indoor facility and just getting to compete against other players," Chalmers said.

Reed, who recruits the Greenwood area, was the only Clemson coach that Chalmers spoke with before, during and after the second session's one-day camp, which was loaded with offered prospects and plenty others vying for their own offer.

"[Reed] was just telling me to do little things. He was talking to me about my stance. He fixed my stance a little bit and my [back] peddle," Chalmers said. "Stuff like that."

Chalmers, a rising junior at Greenwood High School, has spent the last few football seasons with a close eye on D.J. Swearinger, a Greenwood graduate and current Houston Texan. Swearinger was an enforcer in South Carolina's defensive backfield for the last four years, so Chalmers made watching the Gamecocks a priority.

Whether it's Clemson, South Carolina or a school from one of the nearby states, Chalmers would like to pick a college that's close to home.

During CUTigers' ON LOCATION story, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound prospect had only heard from Clemson and Georgia. Clemson was his only offer. North Carolina and South Carolina were mentioned as schools he hoped to hear from.

UNC and Duke have jumped into the mix with their offers.

This summer, he's also camped at UNC. Georgia's a potential camp stop before the start of his junior season.

As a sophomore, Chalmers had five interceptions at safety for Greenwood. Clemson prefers him as a cornerback.

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